Who Hijacked Our Country

Sunday, June 04, 2006

Blunt Lecture For Democrats

I don’t agree with everything in this column, but these words needed to be said.

If the polls are even remotely accurate, most Americans want to get rid of the corrupt inept powercrazed Republicans in Congress this November. But what’s the alternative?

This current Republican party is the most crooked, stench-coated bunch of assholes in our country’s history. The Democrats, on the other hand, are…uh…well, not quite as bad. They don’t suck quite as much. How’s that for a winning slogan?

Imagine running in a race where your only competitor has a broken back and two broken legs — and you still lose. Or losing a spelling bee to someone who thinks the word “is” is spelled I-Z.

That’s the embarrassing situation the Democrats will be in if they can’t take back Congress this November. And the rest of us will be in a world of shit for two more years.

As Michael Hirsh says: “What do you do when an entire party needs therapy…They resemble nothing so much as ill-adjusted adolescents, afraid of their own shadows…What are they afraid of? Themselves, essentially.”

He also says “They are all afflicted with varying degrees of megalophobia, a fear of assuming power.”

Regarding the Democrats’ constant need to be Bush Lite, trying to out-hawk Bush on Iraq, he says “If you have to say you’re tough, you’re not.” In other words, if you voted for the Iraqi invasion before you voted against it — you’re toast.

He says this about John Kerry: “How else can one explain the inexplicable — the spectacle of a Silver Star winner made to look wimpy by two men who avoided combat? Simple: He was terrified of speaking out.”

He also says: “But here is a message to those few Democrats who retain their self-confidence and sanity (I’m not sure who you are, but there must be some): Come back from the shadows. If you can look past your fears, America’s entire national-security apparatus is out there making your case for you.”

Here’s hoping the Democratic “leadership” sees Hirsh’s column and learns something from it. They may just be the party that doesn’t suck quite as much, but they’re our only hope in November.


Anonymous James said...

They will have to do a 180 on immigration to even have a shot.

The GOP is already ramping up the issues that polarize their side like gay marriage and immigration.

If given the two parties as they are but with Republicans breaking with a lame duck president to stop illegals the GOP will win. The Dems will be left scratching their heads again.

Its simple.
Listen to the people stupid!

June 4, 2006 at 11:57 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

James: "Listen to the people"? Nobody does that any more. The only people they listen to are the ones with a 6-figure campaign contribution. We need more input from third parties (hence the blogroll that we're both part of). The Democrats at least have better slogans -- pretending to care about working people, the environment, etc. -- whatever that's worth.

I think immigration will be more divisive for Republicans. Employers who hire illegal aliens, and people who hate all these brown people coming over our border -- both of these groups are mostly Republican. And I don't think gay marriage will have the same impact it did in 2004. It'll sound too much like a re-run to have much of an impact (I'm hoping anyway).

June 5, 2006 at 12:46 AM  
Blogger Vulture 6 said...

Most Polls, or Most Polls you beleive in?

June 5, 2006 at 1:01 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

Most polls, period. That's pretty much agreed on, I think. It doesn't mean good news for the Democrats, since they're almost as far down in the polls. The public is pretty well disgusted with both parties, the situation we're in; and so far nobody's been able to capitalize on it.

June 5, 2006 at 1:48 PM  
Blogger J. Marquis said...

I think it's too early to get stressed. There's plenty of time between now and November. The Dems are smart to lay low and watch the GOP tear itself to pieces.

June 5, 2006 at 5:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Even as we are discussing this, the Senate is having a debate on the same sex marraige amendment and South dakota and other red states are ready to ban abortian.

I predict the senate house debate on immagration will be delayed until after the election when the GOP really lets it's views known.

Do you think the GOP knows what it's doing getting all the push button Ducks in a row for the November Election?

How do you counter this, by being even more ruthless then they are, if they were I would vote 3rd party.

After Bush/Kerry analyst suggested that the Democrats act more like Republicans which is a code word for dumping minorities and gays - thank God they haven't done that (though I was worried), Will the Hispanics be mad enough to throw out those who villify them or will worries about terrorism and gay marraige bring them in line.

Democrats are discussing damn important issues, why can't the people realize what are the real issues?

Maybe the people need to listening to them.


June 5, 2006 at 9:43 PM  
Anonymous James said...

The Union is set to fracture again if the two sides dont stop already.

June 5, 2006 at 10:39 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

J. Marquis: I sure hope you're right. But don't forget, Kerry thought the same thing during the '04 campaign. He thought Bush would self-destruct and the Democrat would automatically win. I hope the GOP will tear itself to pieces this November; couldn't happen to nicer people.

Erik: I think the Republicans are hanging themselves by putting gay marriage on the front burner right now, with so many pressing issues going unanswered. The gay marriage gimmick worked like a charm in the Fall of '04, but I don't think it'll work that well again this Fall. If it does, we really are a nation of dumbfucks and we'll be getting the government we deserve. Or I should day, millions of dumbass rednecks will be getting the government they deserve, and we'll all be screwed.

June 5, 2006 at 10:47 PM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

James: I wouldn't doubt it. At this point, we need something different than what we have right now. Whatever that is -- a different party, a fracture, the apocalypse -- so be it.

June 5, 2006 at 10:51 PM  

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